Innovative corrugated packaging could transform pharmaceutical products transport
Technological improvements of corrugated paper packaging could change dramatically the way we transport pharmaceutical products across the globe.
One of the latest innovations in this field is rapresented by Life Guardian's outer box, an adapatation of the Woolcool solution for transporting temperature sensitive food products such as meat.
Made from a water-resistant coated, dual-wall microflute corrugated construction with a thickness of just 3mm, the product mantains internal pack temperatures between 2°C and 8°C for up to 150 hours while exposed to extreme ambient weather conditions, offering a more thermal resistant material (0.029w/mK) compared to EPS (generally around 0.036w/mK).
Worldwide, it is estimated that £1billion waste problem could be attributed to fluctuating temperatures while goods are on the move. Corrugated paper could represent an innovative solution to develop an environmentally-friendly packaging material featuring high insulating qualities.
“Hitherto, the global pharmaceutical industry has struggled to deliver all desperately needed vaccines safely each year due to inadequate transit packaging. It now has a viable and more sustainable option that will help to reverse the unnecessary waste of money and save lives in the process", said Angela Morris, Structural Packaging specialist.
Andy Barnetson, Director of Packaging Affairs at the Confederation of Paper Industries (CPI), highlighted that corrugated will "help create an innovative transit packaging solution for pharmaceuticals that not only ticks all the environmental boxes but also provides a more efficient and effective alternative to longer established competition."
<Photo courtesy of Confederation of Paper Industries (CPI)>